Collum Short Stories Book I

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
These stories were written by me, Faye Collum Fairley.
I found dates, places, times, events, photos, and with a knowledge of Google search, turned these into these accounts of my ancestors.

Table of Contents

About Me

Submitted: July 14, 2017

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S. Patton
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Thomas Clinton Collum -Adversity

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln Read Chapter

George Willis Collum-Troubled Man

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The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine Read Chapter

William Monroe and Sarah Collum-Kissing Cousins

Submitted: July 14, 2017


There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. Harry S Truman
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James and Julia Collum A Hard Life

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller Read Chapter

Alford Collum-Full Of Worry And Woe

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We must strive to become good ancestors. Ralph Nader Read Chapter

Jeffersonia Collum A Hard Life In The 1800's

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In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley

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Edgar Collum The Pains of War

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Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don't even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges. Annie Lennox

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Benjamin Jackson Collum Tribute

Submitted: July 14, 2017

1 Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

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Hardy Hart Heart To Heart

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The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden Read Chapter

John L. Smith Son Of A Collum

Submitted: July 14, 2017

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu Read Chapter

William P Collum Battle of Gettysburg

Submitted: July 14, 2017

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

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Daniel A Collum Bad Hand

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Crawford Hart- Son Of A Collum

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values. Ralph Ellison

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Martha Louise Collum - Homicide

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Our history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us. James Nasmyth Read Chapter

Thompson Miller Collum - Odessa's Screams

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People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Edmund Burke Read Chapter

John Jube Collum -New Father at Age Eighty Two

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To understand and reconnect with our stories, the stories of the ancestors, is to build our identities. Frank Delaney Read Chapter

James S Collum - P O W Death

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

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Veston D Collum- How Sad The Loss

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers. Roh Moo-hyun Read Chapter

Sarah Collum - Sweet and Strong

Submitted: July 14, 2017

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw

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Uriah Maxwell Collum - Dirt Poor

Submitted: July 14, 2017

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor. Ralph Fiennes

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Elizabeth Collum and Zedikiah Watkins - Singing God's Praises

Submitted: July 14, 2017

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength. Robert E. Lee

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Two Collum Brothers James and John

Submitted: July 14, 2017

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey

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James S A Collum - Unanswered Questions

Submitted: July 15, 2017

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Larry Dale Collum Jr- On The Wings Of A Dove

Submitted: July 15, 2017

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air. Wilbur Wright Read Chapter

John Thomas Collum - Starting Over

Submitted: July 15, 2017

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable. George S. Patton


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Jamima Johns - Thirteen Year Old Mom

Submitted: July 15, 2017

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw

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The Collum Family and Hurricane Katrina

Submitted: July 15, 2017

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

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Franklin Collum and Esther Collins

Submitted: July 15, 2017

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe Read Chapter

Thomas Collum - Never Give Up

Submitted: July 15, 2017

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. Winston Churchill

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Samuel Collum - Strong Man

Submitted: July 15, 2017

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. George S. Patton

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Allan Horace Collum - Family of Heroes

Submitted: July 15, 2017

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. George S. Patton Read Chapter

Martha Jane Collum White And Sweet Pearl

Submitted: July 15, 2017

When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places, the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith to see them through the tough times. Lee Greenwood Read Chapter

James E Collum - Story Of A Hero

Submitted: July 15, 2017

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill

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